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TTT#493 Summer Learning with Kim Jaxon, Al Elliott, and Jay Gillen
We are excited to welcome  + Kim Jaxon   https://twitter.com/drjaxon , + Al Elliott    https://twitter.com/ellication , and  + jay gillen   https://twitter.com/algebraproject  as our guests tonight, Wed June 22 at 9pmET/6pmPT on TTT at  http://edtechtalk.co...
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We are excited to welcome +Kim Jaxon https://twitter.com/drjaxon, +Al Elliott https://twitter.com/ellication, and +jay gillen https://twitter.com/algebraproject as our guests tonight, Wed June 22 at 9pmET/6pmPT on TTT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

Join us! Share with us what you are doing for your own learning or for youth this summer!

Join us as we learn more about what Kim is doing this summer with a summer writing class for entering freshman at California State University, Chico.

Some of their focus this summer is with #2nextprez  Letters to the Next President. Kim wrote that the students start writing recently "and they have some great ideas." She is planning to have them join Youth Voices this week, and "they’ll post their letters to the next prez on the site Monday." Join us for the first half of TTT to learn more!

Al is also working with a group of youth in Alabama this summer, and he just learned that they will have Wi-Fi, so he will also be using Youth Voices with his student. AND just to validate, take a look at Al's recently uploaded TEDxBirmingham Talk https://youtu.be/Jn72LKxFFpQ

Jay will be with us as well. Take a moment to annotate the first few pages of Jay's amazing, inspiring, book Educating for Insurgency https://www.akpress.org/educating-for-insurgency.html We are annotating the preface here: https://via.hypothes.is/urn:x-pdf:d7a53a32933dc51bb2a392dcd3f22757

Jay will catch us up on the work of the Baltimore Algebra Project, especially, perhaps on the actions and reactions to the Freddie Grey trials in Baltimore -- and more.

With these three dynamic guests, it's hard to predict where this might go! Please plan to join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9pm ET/6pm PT tonight, Wednesday, June 22.
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On Wed Jun 15 at 9pmET/6PM PT on Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtechtalk.com/ttt our guest host, +Christopher Rogers  https://twitter.com/justmaybechris invites educators to talk about the struggles of the job vs. the vision, the work of educational justice, and the community care necessary to achieve it.

After finishing his third year at a "bang for your buck" independent school in Philly, +Christopher Rogers knows that it's time for him to move on. He writes:

"It wasn't just the environment, but a conflict between the vision I have for educational justice and the everyday violences that move us further away from that goal."

+Nikole Hannah-Jones recently wrote about the constraints and conflicts around choosing a school for her daughter in The New York Times Magazine :

"I understood that so much of school segregation is structural — a result of decades of housing discrimination, of political calculations and the machinations of policy makers, of simple inertia. But I also believed that it is the choices of individual parents that uphold the system, and I was determined not to do what I’d seen so many others do when their values about integration collided with the reality of where to send their own children to school."
(Annotate with us here: https://via.hypothes.is/http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/magazine/choosing-a-school-for-my-daughter-in-a-segregated-city.html)

Christopher says that he also know it to be true that as teachers, "where and in whom are we willing to invest our labor of love is interconnected with this parent's struggle for quality education for all."

Please plan to join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday, June 15 at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific for this conversation.
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TTT#491: A special Youth Voices LIVE! on Immigration and Remembrance
Join us for a special edition of Youth Voices LIVE! (in place of Teachers Teaching Teachers) on Wed., June 8 at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Youth from across the country, including a group who are currently visiting the border will be talking about immigration. How has ...
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Join us for a special edition of Youth Voices LIVE! (in place of Teachers Teaching Teachers) on Wed., June 8 at 6pm PT/9pm ET.

Youth from across the country, including a group who are currently visiting the border will be talking about immigration.

How has immigration impacted your life?

Participate by sharing YOUR STORY and talking about how immigration is affecting our country.


What reform is needed, and what can you do to work for reform?

Watch this video made by +Karen Fasimpaur, and plan to join us
http://edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday, June 8 at 9PM Eastern/8PM Central/7PM Mountain/6PM Pacific.

For more information, visit https://crossplanting.wordpress.com/
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We are excited to welcome +Kim Jaxon https://twitter.com/drjaxon,+Al Elliott  https://twitter.com/ellication, and +jay gillen  https://twitter.com/algebraproject as our guests tonight, Wed June 22 at 9pmET/6pmPT on TTT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt

Join us! Share with us what you are doing for your own learning or for youth this summer!

Join us as we learn more about what Kim is doing this summer with a summer writing class for entering freshman at California State University, Chico.

Some of their focus this summer is with #2nextprez Letters to the Next President. Kim wrote that the students start writing recently "and they have some great ideas." She is planning to have them join Youth Voices this week, and "they’ll post their letters to the next prez on the site Monday." Join us for the first half of TTT to learn more!

Al is also working with a group of youth in Alabama this summer, and he just learned that they will have Wi-Fi, so he will also be using Youth Voices with his student. AND just to validate, take a look at Al's recently uploaded TEDxBirmingham Talk https://youtu.be/Jn72LKxFFpQ

Jay will be with us as well. Take a moment to annotate the first few pages of Jay's amazing, inspiring, book Educating for Insurgency https://www.akpress.org/educating-for-insurgency.html We are annotating the preface here: https://via.hypothes.is/urn:x-pdf:d7a53a32933dc51bb2a392dcd3f22757

Jay will catch us up on the work of the Baltimore Algebra Project, especially, perhaps on the actions and reactions to the Freddie Grey trials in Baltimore -- and more.

With these three dynamic guests, it's hard to predict where this might go! Please plan to join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt at 9pm ET/6pm PT tonight, Wednesday, June 22.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Paul Allison. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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TTT#493 Summer Learning with Kim Jaxon, Al Elliott, and Jay Gillen
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TTT#492: "The Job vs. The Vision" with Guest Host, Christopher Rogers
On Wed Jun 15 at 9pmET/6PM PT on Teachers Teaching Teachers  http://edtechtalk.com/ttt  our guest host,  + Christopher Rogers   https://twitter.com/justmaybechris  invites educators to talk about the struggles of  the job vs. the vision , the work of educat...
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On Wed Jun 15 at 9pmET/6PM PT on Teachers Teaching Teachers http://edtechtalk.com/ttt our guest host, +Christopher Rogers https://twitter.com/justmaybechris invites educators to talk about the struggles of the job vs. the vision, the work of educational justice, and the community care necessary to achieve it.

After finishing his third year at a "bang for your buck" independent school in Philly, +Christopher Rogers knows that it's time for him to move on. He writes:

"It wasn't just the environment, but a conflict between the vision I have for educational justice and the everyday violences that move us further away from that goal."

+Nikole Hannah-Jones recently wrote about the constraints and conflicts around choosing a school for her daughter in The New York Times Magazine :

"I understood that so much of school segregation is structural — a result of decades of housing discrimination, of political calculations and the machinations of policy makers, of simple inertia. But I also believed that it is the choices of individual parents that uphold the system, and I was determined not to do what I’d seen so many others do when their values about integration collided with the reality of where to send their own children to school."
(Annotate with us here: https://via.hypothes.is/http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/magazine/choosing-a-school-for-my-daughter-in-a-segregated-city.html)

Christopher says that he also know it to be true that as teachers, "where and in whom are we willing to invest our labor of love is interconnected with this parent's struggle for quality education for all."

Please plan to join us at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday, June 15 at 9PM Eastern/6PM Pacific for this conversation.
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I found myself agreeing with this quote from "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World" by Cal Newport -

"* The complex reality of the technologies that real companies leverage to get ahead emphasizes the absurdity of the now common idea that exposure to simplistic, consumer-facing products—especially in schools—somehow prepares people to succeed in a high-tech economy. Giving students iPads or allowing them to film homework assignments on YouTube prepares them for a high-tech economy about as much as playing with Hot Wheels would prepare them to thrive as auto mechanics."

Am I becoming a crank?

Start reading this book for free: http://amzn.to/1U78gNq
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Join us for a special edition of Youth Voices LIVE! (in place of Teachers Teaching Teachers) on Wed., June 8 at 6pm PT/9pm ET.

Youth from across the country, including a group who are currently visiting the border will be talking about immigration.

How has immigration impacted your life?

Participate by sharing YOUR STORY and talking about how immigration is affecting our country.

What reform is needed, and what can you do to work for reform?

Watch this video https://youtu.be/bDJkqBioTFs made by +Karen Fasimpaur , and plan to join us
http://edtechtalk.com/ttt on Wednesday, June 8 at 9PM Eastern/8PM Central/7PM Mountain/6PM Pacific.

For more information, visit https://crossplanting.wordpress.com/
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Paul Allison. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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TTT#491: A special Youth Voices LIVE! on Immigration and Remembrance
Wed, June 8, 8:45 PM
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I have some stats here in this blog post I wrote, since I've been working with refugees coming in, trying to help them get asylum: http://adjunct-justice.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-refugee-problem-under-usas-rug-in.html
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  • New York University
    English Education, M.A., 1988 - 1990
  • Hunter College, CUNY
    English, B.A., 1979 - 1983
  • Art Students League
    Painting with Leo Manso, 1978 - 1979
  • Nyack College
    Philosophy, 1977 - 1978
  • Grove City High School, PA
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Paul Allison has been been teaching and learning ever since he graduated from Hunter College, CUNY in 1983. Early in his career, Paul helped start University Heights Secondary School in the Bronx, NY, one of the first Coalition of Essential Schools. Paul and his colleagues learned that doing school better didn't have to be the same-old, with more effort. They replaced grades with portfolio assessment, re-thought subjects and departments with cross-disciplinary, project-based teaching teams, and taught multi-aged groups of students without regard to age. 

After teaching at University Heights for 12 years, Paul moved on to work with English Language Learners at the International High School in Queens for a few years, and he has worked as a technology teacher, before returning to teaching English. For the last two years, Paul developed and taught students in a multi-disciplinary blended learning program at the Bronx Academy Senior High. 

Paul has been the Tech Liaison the New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) for over ten years. In 2003, along with colleagues in other local sites of the National Writing Project, Paul helped develop Youth Voices youthvoices.net, a school-based social network where students develop, display, and discuss self-directed digital projects, and where teachers build and collect curriculum together. Paul has also been one of the co-hosts of Teachers Teaching Teachers, a webcast and podcast that has been broadcasting live at edtechtalk.com/ttt every Wednesday since 2007. 

The last two summers, along with colleagues in the New York City Writing Project, Paul co-facilitated a Youth Voices Summer Program that brought together 13-17 high school students from different schools in every borough of NYC and 4-6 teachers to develop interest- based, passion-fueled, multimedia projects that will gave all new experiences in making and learning more about connected learning. 

Currently Paul is a 6th grade English teacher at a brand new public school for over-aged, under- credited youths in the Bronx. New Directions Secondary School will be a 6-12 that where the curriculum is available to all students online, and their study becomes more and more asynchronous as individuals demonstrate specific learning competencies within the schools mastery-based curriculum.
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I commute on foot, running some days, biking others. I do a weekly webcsast called Teachers Teaching Teachers. I've been a member of the New York City Writing Project since 1985.
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